In this article will discuss the benefits of CBD oil. But let us look at what CBD is.
WHAT IS CBD?
When the word marijuana, cannabis, weed, or hemp is mentioned, it is always associated with its ability to make one high by the psychoactive ingredient contained in the flower. (Bud) The cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the most common natural cannabinoid found in the marijuana plant. It can be extracted from the trichome of the plant and referred to as Phytocannabinoid.
The cannabis crop has other useful cannabinoids that are essential for medical and recreational purposes. They include the popular Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), Cannabigerol (CBG), Cannabichromene (CBC) and many others.
So, what is legal CBD? It is a product (cannabinoids) that is produced from the hemp plant and holds 0.3 percent or less of THC. It does not have the psychoactive effects that the cannabis plant produces and does not give the feeling of euphoria at all. The high level of THC in the plant creates then CBD is not what you are looking for.
Research has shown that CBD has been able to stabilize THC effects like sleep disorder and anxiety. It was studied to have medical and therapeutic uses, and is relatively safe since it is not toxic. It works as a sedative, analgesic, anti-inflammatory and antibiotics.
CBD is used in edible products for humans and animals like CBD oil tincture, gummies, capsule, pet food and a lot more. CBD oil is extracted from the cannabis Sativa species either through carbon dioxide or ethanol extraction and then mixed with the hemp seed oil or any other preferred oil (olive oil, coconut oil) to make the tincture.
THE BENEFITS OF CBD OIL
CBD oil enhance the function of the endocannabinoids. The serotonin, opioid, adenosine, and vanilloid receptors also affect the body movement, cardiovascular muscle and allow the proper flow of blood. They help the body produce natural cannabinoids. The CBD oil interacts with two endocannabinoids which are cannabinoid receptor 1, CB1 and cannabinoid receptor 2, CB2. CB1 receptor deals with brain coordination and helps with the movement of the body. CB2 receptors take care of pains and inflammation in the body. CBD oils can be dropped on the tongue and allow it to gradually slip down the throat or used with drinks and food. It can be made into to a paste and rubbed onto the body. Its medicinal attributes are enhanced to achieve the under listed benefits.
- Analgesic effect
People experience pains due to different reasons such as ailments or diseases, wrong position of the body, accidents or issues associated with age. Whenever one is in pain, it naturally obstructs your daily activity, no matter where it is hurting, it can make one feel uncomfortable. When it comes to relieving this unwanted discomfort, CBD oil has proven to be extremely useful by adding it to your daily diet (as a supplement) this helps to supply needed nutrient to enhance the endocannabinoid receptors in the human body. It is remarkably effective in treating mild to moderate pain but for severe or chronic pain, CBD oil works well with a little THC for fast relieve. So, marijuana CBD oil may be a possibility for severe pain caused by the symptom of cancer or other illnesses.
- Takes care of anxiety
Lots of studies have shown that researchers have discovered that CBD oil works well when treating the psychoactive effect caused by using a higher intake of THC and non-psychoactive related anxiety. These effects usually include anxiety and depression. CBD affects the serotonin receptors (which regulates the mood), and it helps to relieve anxiety and stress in the body.
Though, no verified study shows that the oil can be of help for people suffering from depression. But it is medically accepted to be able to calm stress and reduce anxiety if taken within one to two hours to get you to relax.
- Used as sedative
Early to bed, and early to rise, makes Jack smarter and wise. It is a usual saying which is not far from the truth. When you sleep well, you are more likely to wake up sound, mentally alert, coordinated and relaxed such that it is easy to make good choices. Insomnia is a condition that affects a lot of people, and this condition robs you of sleep. It keeps your eyes wide open at night even when you are exhausted. As such, you have no choice other than tossing and turning and ending up with a wandering mind. People who experience insomnia and schizophrenia have low productivity, high blood pressure, loss of their memory, and other associated problems.
CBD oil as a sedative can relax the nervous system, and it helps you to sleep longer. You wake up refreshed and not feeling groggy
- Reduces inflammation and acne
It is medically proven to be able to treat acne, help with symptoms of arthritis and reduces inflammation. CBD oil produces sebum but prevents excessive secretion of the sebum. It doesn’t allow the production of cytokines which causes inflammation that results in the acne .
- Reduces high blood pressure
There are a lot of illnesses that are associated with high blood pressure. These sicknesses are heart attack, stroke, and hypertension, but not limited to these only. The use of CBD oil as earlier stated ensures proper flow of blood by activating the receptor that helps relax the blood vessel reducing the blockage of blood flow in the heart or the brain.
- Aid psychoactive related addiction recovery
The neuroprotective effects in CBD oil make it an essential compound for use in reducing addiction to THC and alcohol. A study done in the USA explicitly shows that with CBD oil, addiction to marijuana can become a thing of the past. The associating issue that comes with this addiction includes anxiety, sleeplessness, and incoherent behavior. The CB1 receptor in the brain helps calm anxiety, reducing excess activity, regulates posture control and memory functionality. It also activates the vanilloid receptor that regulates body temperature. The serotonin and adenosine receptors release antidepressant effects and cardiovascular functionality, to ease pains and heart functionality throughout the body.
- Relieves symptoms of diabetes
Medications used by people with diabetes have side effects that include nausea, pain, inflammation, and stomach aches. CBD oil can ease the stomach pain and inflammation caused by an increase in blood sugar level of diabetes patients. Medicine has classified diabetes into two: Type1 and Type 2 diabetes. But with Type 2 diabetes, the body cells do not respond to the production of insulin, causing too much sugar or glucose in the bloodstream leading to an inflammation of the blood vessels wall. CBD oil may help take care of this, though no research shows it can reduce blood sugar level and increase the production of insulin.
CBD oil has been used and discovered to take care of so much more than the listed benefits. Despite the effectiveness of this oil, I do recommend that you consult your doctor before using the oil for treatment. It will help you know if it will not affect the medication you are already on. There is no set dosage for use in the treatment of all the highlighted conditions but start gradually and vary intake if you notice side effects like nausea, diarrhea, fatigue or any change in appetite.
I hope that in the future CBD oil will be acclaimed safe for human consumption at all levels with the right and proper dosage for treatment of any ailment.
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